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Find out about upcoming events on Absolute Radio, including competitions, interviews and live music sessions.

Chelsea v Leicester

Saturday 23 August 2014 from 1.30pm
Join the new commentary team of Jon Champion and Clarke Carlisle from 3pm for live and exclusive coverage of Chelsea v Leicester. Before the game, Russ Williams will be bringing you up to date with the football news, and then at full-time you're the guest with Ian Wright and Ian Stone.

Play With Fire: Rolling Stones' Brian Jones

The Rolling Stones

Sunday 24 August 2014 from 6.00pm
On Absolute Radio 60s... The death of The Rolling Stones' Brian Jones at his rock star mansion in Sussex, on a summer night in 1969 and aged just 27, remains shrouded in controversy. Rumours of corruption, and even murder, continue to circulate 45 years on. Following the anniversary of his death, Pete Mitchell tries to unravel the mystery, with the help of Terry Rawlings, author of a new book on Jones, plus Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham and musicians Johnny Marr and Tim Burgess.

Nile Rodgers: Hit Machine

Chic

Sunday 24 August 2014 from 7.00pm
On Absolute Radio 70s, Pete Mitchell spends an hour with the guitar legend talking about the birth of Chic and Sister Sledge, plus the songs he wrote with Madonna, Duran Duran and David Bowie.

Absolute Radio Icons: Eurythmics

Eurythmics

Sunday 24 August 2014 from 9.00pm
On Absolute 80s... Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart presented his own show as part of Absolute Radio's 5th birthday celebrations, picking some influences and talking about his fascinating career.

Greatest Song of the 90s

Monday 25 August 2014 from 10.00am
Leona Graham and Andy Bush reveal the Top 100 90s songs, as voted for by you!Hear it on Absolute Radio and Absolute Radio 90s, on Bank Holiday Monday from 10am-6pm.

Noel Gallagher: The Boy from Burnage

Noel Gallagher

Monday 25 August 2014 from 6.00pm
On Absolute Radio 90s. A two hour documentary, hosted by Pete Mitchell looking at the career of Noel Gallagher and how Manchester music influenced his song-writing - Joy Division, New Order, The Smiths, The Stone Roses, The Happy Mondays and more. Includes contributions from Craig Cash, Johnny Marr, Sinead O'Connor, Tony Wilson, brother Liam, Alan McGee. and of course, the man himself, Mr Noel Gallagher.

Newcastle v Crystal Palace

Saturday 30 August 2014 from 1.30pm
Join the new commentary team of Jon Champion and Clarke Carlisle from 3pm for live and exclusive coverage of Chelsea v Leicester. Before the game, Russ Williams will be bringing you up to date with the football news, and then at full-time you're the guest with Ian Wright and Ian Stone.

Thunder: Guest host

Thunder

Sunday 31 August 2014 from 8.00pm
UK rockers Thunder guest host on Absolute Classic Rock, picking some of the rock icons that inspired them!

Coldplay: Ghost Stories

Coldplay

Sunday 31 August 2014 from 9.00pm
On Absolute Radio 00s - Pete Donaldson chats to Chris Martin about the new Coldplay album, what the kids are up to (fluorescent loom bands!) and some interesting influences, including Pulp and The Black Crowes.

Come Home: A History of James

James

Sunday 31 August 2014 from 10.00pm
On Absolute Radio 90s... Pete Mitchell charts the rise of Manchester band James, from their debut album Stutter through to their thirteenth album Le Petite Mort. Tim, Jim and Larry chat about life and death, their career at large and how they became one of Britain's most enduring live bands.

The Story of The Four Tops

The Four Tops

Sunday 7 September 2014 from 6.00pm
On Absolute Radio 60s. Pete Mitchell looks at the career of Motown's most successful all-male act. Starting in Detroit in 1953, they went on to sell over 50 million records worldwide.

Mr Blue Sky: Jeff Lynne and The ELO

ELO

Sunday 7 September 2014 from 7.00pm
On Absolute Radio 70s, ELO legend Jeff Lynne joins Absolute Radio DJ Chris Martin to talk about his career.

Paolo Nutini: Live session

Paolo Nutini

Sunday 7 September 2014 from 8.00pm
On Absolute Radio, hear live tracks recorded for us earlier this year, plus Paolo chatting with Christian O'Connell.

Deacon Blue: Special

Deacon Blue

Sunday 7 September 2014 from 9.00pm
On Absolute 80s. Ricky Ross, singer with one of Scotland's most beloved bands, joins Absolute 80s to talk about A New House, the 7th Deacon Blue album.

U2: Interview

U2

Sunday 14 September 2014 from 8.00pm
On Absolute Classic Rock. Archive interview, first broadcast in March 2009, when Bono and The Edge joined Christian to talk about their twelfth U2 studio album No Line On The Horizon.

Royal Blood: Live session

Royal Blood

Sunday 14 September 2014 from 8.00pm
On Absolute Radio. Hear live session tracks, plus an interview with Pete Donaldson.

The Black Keys: Interview

The Black Keys

Sunday 14 September 2014 from 9.00pm
On Absolute Radio 00s. Conversation between Pete Donaldson and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, recorded backstage at the O2 in 2012.

Manic Street Preachers: Futurology

Manic Street Preachers

Sunday 14 September 2014 from 10.00pm
On Absolute Radio 90s, the Manics' James Dean Bradfield joins Pete Mitchell to talk about the band's 12th studio album.

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